8 Best Waterfalls in Coorg - Distance & Best Time (Updated)
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Waterfalls in Coorg

Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Chelavara Falls, Burude falls, Mallalli Falls, Devarakolli Falls, Napandapole Falls and several others which are an excellent epitome of absolute serenity and tranquility.

Waterfalls in Coorg provide you with an epitome of serene surroundings filled with tranquility. This divine and magical destination in Karnataka is bestowed with some of the best gushing white water falls, and all of them being more serene than the other. The high mountain ranges and the lush green coffee and tea plantations around these falls add some more stars to their beauty.

Many Coorg Waterfalls can only be reached by completing some trekking trails filled with steep slopes and rocky terrains, thus adding the required thrill to the trip. While the Chelavara Falls provide you with a chance to trek as well as camp around its streams, the Mallalli Falls on the other side offers some of the best views of white waters falling from high above. Having pleasant weather throughout the year, waterfalls in Coorg provide the best site to enjoy some adventurous time with your friends and family.

Here are some of the best waterfalls in Coorg:

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Abbey Falls

Just 7km away from Madikeri town you will find the most enticing Coorg Waterfalls. Surrounded by aromatic plantations of spice and coffee and thick lush forest, the water bullets raining down from 70 feet over the rocky formations show you the sculpting skills of one of the best artists, nature.

If you want to see the waterfall with all its might and glory, the monsoon season is the best time. The voluminous Cauvery river forms an unforgettable torrential spectacle down the rocks.

Distance from Coorg:
It is located at a distance of almost 6.7 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Is seated at an elevation of approximately 70 feet.

Best time to visit: The beauty of the waterfalls multiplies in monsoons, though it can be visited anytime, but the months from July to October are favorable.

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Iruppu Falls

Of all the waterfalls in Coorg, Iruppu Falls is undeniably a scenic wonder which is a treat to the eyes. Seated elegantly along the border of Wayanad district, this segment of Brahmagiri range cascades down the rocky terrains.

One can jump-off from one rock to another, to get close to the gushing water. The suburbs of the falls are truly magical and extend a surrounding which is absolutely soothing.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 80.6 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The altitude of the fall is about 170 feet with two drops.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Iruppu falls is from September to December.

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Mallalli Falls

Dive in a state of elation with the magical view at Mallalli falls, which is unquestionably one of the most enticing waterfalls in Coorg. Oozing out from the Kumaradhara River, this place is just perfect to unlax and unwind away from the chaotic world, and let the freshness of the quarter bind you.

If you are traversing the region with your partner, then missing out on this place is just out of question, as the environs are apt for strengthening the bonds.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 65.2 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The elevation of the waterfall is about 200 feet.

Best time to visit: Mark the calendar from June and September, if you are planning to witness this fall.

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Chelavara Falls

Next in the list of waterfalls in Coorg is Chelavara Falls. Formed by a stream of Kaveri, this waterfall displays a milky white appearance of water, descending down from atop.

When we hear the word waterfall, all we look for is refreshing air and cool water, and this waterfall is an excellent combination of both of these.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 45 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Seated at an elevation of 150 feet, this is a natural fall.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from June to August when the monsoons outbreak.

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Burude Falls

The short and slippery trek to Burude or Dodmane falls instantly pays off as you come across the serene waterfall. Among the Coorg waterfalls, it has an almost poetic beauty that bewitches you and is nothing short of a natural wonder.

Unlike the voluminous Abbey Falls, here a narrow stream of water makes its way down the rocky creeks to create a sight that might be a replica of paradise. Even during peak season, this waterfall doesn’t lose its tranquillity.

Distance from Coorg:
It is located at a distance of almost 28 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The waterfall descends down from a height of approximately 90 feet.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from November to February.

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Napandapole Falls

One of the most spectacular Coorg Waterfalls is the Nandapole Falls. With numerous obscure corners around the waterfall, your hiking bug won’t get enough of this place. Blanketed by three sub waterfalls, and some forest fencing makes it a great destination away from the regular crowded sites.

At Nandapole falls the water rains down from 120 feet over steep rocky surface which also makes it ideal for water rappelling and keeps the spark of adventure ignited within you.

Distance from Coorg:
It is located at a distance of almost 58 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Thi waterfall is seated at an altitude of almost 120 feet.

Best time to visit: When the monsoons outbreak, the beauty of the falls increases which make it the best time to visit the fall, that id from July to September.

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Devarakolli Falls

Marking its place in one of the most striking Coorg waterfalls, Devarakolli falls showcases a splendor which will put you under a spell with its realm.

This is something which you cannot afford to miss if you are tracing the region with your friends or family. The image of the waterfall is absolutely splendid and you can witness the tiny brooklets peeking from the greens.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 16 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: Though, the height is too low that is, 75 feet but still this waterfall showcases breathtakingly beautiful views.

Best time to visit: With the onset of monsoons, the charm of the zone multiplies and months from July to September are well-suited.

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Devaragundi Falls

When it comes to tracing the list of waterfalls in Coorg, Devaragundi waterfalls is an unmissable part, as it extends picture-perfect views and it just one-of-its-kind. With the literal meaning “God’s pool”, it is a creation of streams of Thodikana.

Something which sets this apart is it can be reached by taking a small stroll through the jungles, where you can feel close to nature and experience the wilderness it owns.

Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 43.3 km from Coorg bus stand.

Height: The elevation of the waterfall is about 70 feet.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from August to December, right after the monsoons.

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Onake Abbi Falls

One of the most incredible of all the Madikeri waterfalls, this towering fall is a must-visit. The name given to the waterfall, due to its unbroken straight fall, means a wooden log that’s used to grind spices.

Thousands of people visit to see the power and grandeur of the falls and soak in the breathtaking beauty of the milky white curtains of water surrounded by lush foliage. They are reached after a short trek of 4-5 kilometres through a misty & dense rainforest starting from Someshwara.

Distance from Coorg: Approximately 209 kilometres.

Height: 400 ft.

Best time to visit: Post monsoon months of September-November to see the falls in their full splendour.


Lakshmana Tirtha Falls

This waterfall, popularly known as Iruppu Falls, gets its name from the Lakshmana Tirtha River that starts from here. Nestled in the Brahmagiri Mountains and surrounded by lush foliage, this is amongst the most picturesque of all the Madikeri waterfalls.

They are revered by the locals due to their belief that these were created by Lakshmana to fetch water for Lord Rama. They believe that their waters clean one’s sins. Don’t miss to see the ancient Shiva Temple in the vicinity.

Distance from Coorg: Approximately 57 kilometres.

Height: 170 ft.

Best time to visit: Like all Madikeri waterfalls, they are the most breathtaking during the post-monsoon months of September-November.

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08 January 2019
Hi this is keerthi vaasan, We are of 14 members for the trip. We reached at afternoon. The climate was really awesome. We started playing volleyball ball after long time. We played like this while we are in college. After some time we went for a trek on water falls. Really a fantastic ride. We took bath the water is nearly to freezing stage. I first really scared to go on. But after sometime my soul got sticked there. While returning from there only my body returned but my soul sticked out there. Food was really more delicious. They served with good respect. They are maintaining it in good way. The best palce to visit with frnds.
"One of the best places for camping. You will love the drive to reach this place, those roads!! so beautiful.\nCan't forget the hospitality of the host. Bahaddur, who is working over there and his kids are so much fun to talk. They served delicious authentic madikeri food. walk around the estate, don't worry Bahadur kids can take you there and be such a wonderful company. Bonfire, you get to meet different people from different places, share a drink, exchange of thoughts, what not. Overall its one of the affordable best packages in madikeri."
03 January 2017
It was an stunning experience for me as solo traveler. Location is in 16 km cut from Madikeri towards Talakaveri and last 3 km pathway is very much into the forest and you will be enjoying that. Location is untapped by many and road in the last stretch is not so comfortable and that is the beauty of the place. The place is very much into the forest and you wont here any sound other than birds,leaves and wind. No Wifi and Network is very weak and that's exactly what we need when we are in holidays. Temperature is damn low at night and camp fire sets the mood for it to enjoy. Tent sleep is a different experience for me and i am sure it would be the same for all. Water stream flows nearby and we can go and pass time there. Morning, we walked around 2 Km into the forest to see a jungle falls which is icing on the cake. Trekking path is also untouched by many i believe. Also you can coffee estate to walk around. No need to mention that food is very delicious and so are services. On a whole, I am sure it would be a complete package for a camp day or two. if it is Coorg, this should be your stay place. I landed at thrillophilia accidentally and it is a needed one. If i want to say in Rajini style, "Magizhchi"
10 April 2016
Coorg is indeed a lovely place and the perfect place to take your spouse and kids. If you are planning a Coorg trip then you should go to this amazing elephant camp for a quick and amazing vacation! There are whole lot of activities and specially elephants. My kids loved it a lot.
15 October 2015
The term 'Gentle Giant' might have been coined especially for elephants! This was a very offbeat and enchanting experience. Totally loved our stay and activities like jeep safari, bird watching, elephant interaction for best part of the whole trip.
10 February 2021
Located away from the noise and the crowded town of Virajpet- just 9 kms away. In middle of a plantation with quiet walks around. A place to chill. If you are looking for activities, you need to book outside of the place. Self sufficient within itself with a quaint cottages and deck rooms- clean bathrooms. Food was excellent made by Anand. As the caretaker -he was hospitality personified. chilled out place. Requires the approach road to be done up. And some touch ups getting done. Should have your own vehicle. But I recommend the place
04 February 2021
We had the best gateway!! It was very peaceful with mesmerising view. Add on was the stay and the staff was very kind and helpful. We also had camp fire which was cherry on the cake. Would recommend this stay to all and book through thrillophilia
28 January 2021
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It was wonderful experience we had here, this place was awesome, no disturbance from other people and there is no restrictions. Food is also superb and hospitality was also fantastic. We were five friends who wanted to party and we sat around bonfire and played songs and enjoyed a lot.
28 January 2021
It was wonderful experience we had here, we were five friends and wanted to have a peaceful and private place to talk and enjoy. and this place was awesome. Food is also superb and hospitality was also fantastic. The Site is in very peaceful area.
22 January 2021
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We had spent a great time with friends and family. The Tour Guide Mr. Arun guided us well through the place.

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  1. How do I get to Mallalli Falls?

    To reach Mallalli Falls, one needs to trek some distance from Somwarpet Taluk. You can easily hire a cab or take your own vehicle to reach Somwarpet Taluk, where you are advised to park them and start the trek.
  2. How do I get to Iruppu Falls?

    Iruppu falls is located within the lush green forest, thus to reach here one needs to get an entrance ticket. This ticket can be taken from around Rameshwara temple, after which you will need to walk for around 15 to 20 minutes in the forest to reach the Iruppu Falls.
  3. Can we take a bath in Iruppu Falls?

    Yes, you can take a bath in Iruppu Falls. However, make sure the flow of gushing water is not too fast or else you might end up hurting yourself.
  4. Which are the best waterfalls treks in and near Coorg?

    1. Abbey Falls: To reach this beautiful waterfall, one will need to trek a distance of around 3-4 KM on the paths surrounded by lush green plantations of coffee and spices. Having low levels of difficulty, many adventurers come here to conquer the Abbey Falls.

    2. Iruppu Falls: To reach Iruppu falls, one will need to trek for 25 to 20 minutes from Rameshwara Temple. This distance contains some rocky terrains as well as trails filled with lush flora and fauna.

    3. Mallalli Falls: Enjoy a day trekking towards the gushing white water of Mallalli Falls. The beautiful views of western ghats add some more stars to the scenic view of these streams falling from high above.

    4. Chelavara Falls: Providing scenic pleasure to the tourists, a trek towards these falls will turn out to offer you some of the best natural sceneries. Here you can also stay for a session of camping and enjoy a night along a thundering waterfall.
  5. How do I get to Abbey Falls?

    Abbey falls is located 8KM away from madikeri and one can easily reach here by taking a local bus. Since the place is located in a forest, thus one will need to walk some distance on foot too.
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    Known for its cultural heritage, Coorg is also the best location to admire the beauty of some of the most serene surroundings. Boasting everything one can wish for, be it adventure, food, heritage or calmness, a trip to Coorg is surely worth visiting.
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